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“Good food, nice place”

Mai Yai Thai Orchid
Ranked #29 of 594 Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

The food is good. Price reasonable. The place is clean, you have a nice view and fresh air. The manager check that the customers are happy.

Thank Dartignon
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

Good food, large choice of dishes. Ate inside for the air-con but didn't experience the 'sea smell' of the promenade that others mention about this area of KK. If you are hankering after all things coconut-curry - head here.

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Reviewed 6 January 2014

We had a great dinner in this charming waterfront restaurant. The black pepper crab was delicious, as was the seafood tom yam. My wife had the spingrolls and pad thai with prowns. The staff was very attentive to all our wishes. This restaurant is not a pure thai restaurant as you can get other cuisine (especially the seafood!).
William, Senta & little Ella.

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Thank William_Decoster
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

We were surprised how beautiful the restaurant was having seen the dodgy entrance from the road, don't be put off. The boardwalk looks out onto the bay and the food is affordable and delicious. We had the glass noodle soup, Thai green curry and spicy fried rice plus a few cocktails and everything was perfectly presented and fresh. The flavours are great and we would recommend this to anyone looking for some Thai food.

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Thank Tessellen
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Reviewed 28 December 2013 via mobile

Staff attitude could be improved. They appeared to think we didn't order enough (ie didn't spend enough) and were surly and inattentive. Ordered tofu and cashew nuts, rice and fish and mango salad.
As another reviewer said, it's not authentic Thai food- more adapted to suit tourists' or locals' tastes. I travel to Thailand a lot and know how the food should taste. It was passable, but nothing to rave about. My vegetable dish was way too oily, too. Mango salad had too much lime and chilli powder in it.
Wouldn't eat here again. Average food, sour service and high (for Malaysia) prices aren't worth it.

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